However, he recovered from this provocative lecture and gave many more until a fire at his home occurred in later years.Emerson’s health began to decline and from then on he only lectured in front of small, familiar groups.
The Sphinx is drowsy, The wings are furled; Her ear is heavy, She broods on the world. -- I awaited the seer, While they slumbered and slept;-- "The fate of the man-child; The meaning of man; Known fruit of the unknown; Daedalian plan; Out of sleeping a waking, Out of waking a sleep; Life death overtaking; Deep underneath deep?
"Erect as a sunbeam, Upspringeth the palm; The elephant browses, Undaunted and calm; In beautiful motion The thrush plies his wings; Kind leaves of his covert, Your silence he sings.
Waldo Emerson moved to Floria, which critically influenced his future being.
He met with whom he had long discussions of philosophy, politics, religion and society, agreeing on many topics.
On this journey Emerson also became acquainted with German idealism and Indian philosophies, which would later leave traces in his work.
He began thinking of becoming a lecturer in the 1830’s and started his career in Boston.
Ralph Waldo Emerson enrolled at Harvard College at the age of 14 and throughout his time at the institute, he took jobs as teacher and was known for his activities as class poet reading various works to his classmates.
Also from early age on, Emerson started to create a list of read books and poems with personal journal entries he named ‘Wide World’.
"The fiend that man harries Is love of the Best; Yawns the pit of the Dragon, Lit by rays from the Blest.
The Lethe of nature Can't trace him again, Whose soul sees the perfect, Which his eyes seek in vain.